The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 176 144 -
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 5 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.13% 0.41% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 2.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 0
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+3.88% -25.00%
VPLS
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
842 473 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.60% 17.81% 17.55%
Number of salaries quoted 618 341 367
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region.

VPLS Salary Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS.

1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) MPLS
1 8 (100.00%) OSPF
2 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
2 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) Load Balancing
2 7 (87.50%) Network Architecture
2 7 (87.50%) HSRP
3 6 (75.00%) VLAN
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (62.50%) RIP
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (37.50%) CCIE
6 3 (37.50%) Network Design
7 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (25.00%) IPsec
7 2 (25.00%) VMware
7 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
7 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (25.00%) CCNP
7 2 (25.00%) CCNA
7 2 (25.00%) SAN
7 2 (25.00%) BCP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) MPLS
1 8 (100.00%) OSPF
2 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) HSRP
3 6 (75.00%) VLAN
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (62.50%) RIP
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (25.00%) DMVPN
5 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) IPsec
5 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (25.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Architect
2 5 (62.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Load Balancing
1 7 (87.50%) Network Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Network Design
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (25.00%) BCP
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCIE
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) CCDA
4 1 (12.50%) CCDP
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCSA
4 1 (12.50%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft